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Rosemary Wells (1) (1943–)

Author of Noisy Nora

For other authors named Rosemary Wells, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Rosemary Wells was born in New York City on January 29, 1943. She studied at the Museum School in Boston. Without her degree, she left school at the age of 19 to get married. She began her career in publishing, working as an art editor and designer first at Allyn and Bacon and later at Macmillan show more Publishing. She is an author and illustrator of over 60 books for children and young adults. Her first book was an illustrated edition of Gilbert and Sullivan's I Have a Song to Sing-O. Her other works include Martha's Birthday, The Fog Comes on Little Pig Feet, Unfortunately Harriet, Mary on Horseback, and Timothy Goes to School. She also created the characters of Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko, which are featured in some of her books. She has won numerous awards including a Children's Book Council Award for Noisy Nora in 1974, the Edgar Allan Poe award for two young adult books, Through the Looking Glass and When No One Was Looking, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Shy Charles. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Rosemary Wells

Noisy Nora (1973) 1,934 copies
Bunny Cakes (1997) 1,778 copies
Yoko (1998) 1,256 copies
Read to Your Bunny (1997) 985 copies
Mary on Horseback (1998) 951 copies
Timothy Goes to School (1981) 886 copies
Max's Chocolate Chicken (1989) 818 copies
Morris' Disappearing Bag (1975) 738 copies
Bunny Money (1995) 700 copies
Max's Dragon Shirt (1991) 687 copies
McDuff Moves In (1997) 499 copies
Max's Christmas (1986) 456 copies
Shy Charles (1759) 453 copies
McDuff Comes Home (1997) 413 copies
McDuff and the Baby (1997) 400 copies
Max Cleans Up (2000) 390 copies
Lassie Come-Home (1995) 366 copies
Red Moon at Sharpsburg (2007) 346 copies
Only You (2000) 326 copies
Max's A B C (2006) 317 copies
Yoko's Paper Cranes (2001) 252 copies
My Kindergarten (2004) 230 copies
Otto Runs For President (2008) 229 copies
On the Blue Comet (2010) 216 copies
McDuff's New Friend (1998) 210 copies
Felix Feels Better (2000) 210 copies
Forest of Dreams (1988) 195 copies
Max's First Word (1979) 182 copies
Wingwalker (2001) 172 copies
Bunny Party (Max and Ruby) (2001) 169 copies
Max and Ruby Play School (2003) 166 copies
Max's Bedtime (1985) 158 copies
Lincoln and His Boys (2008) 157 copies
Max's Ride (1998) 156 copies
Max's Toys (1979) 156 copies
Be my valentine (2001) 154 copies
Through the Hidden Door (1987) 153 copies
Max's Breakfast (1985) 146 copies
Carry Me! (2006) 143 copies
Yoko Writes Her Name (2008) 143 copies
How Many? How Much? (2001) 143 copies
Voyage to the Bunny Planet (1992) 141 copies
Ruby's Beauty Shop (2002) 137 copies
Max's New Suit (1979) 128 copies
Max's Bath (1985) 121 copies
Stanley and Rhoda (1674) 119 copies
When No One Was Looking (1980) 118 copies
Fritz and the Mess Fairy (1991) 116 copies
Streets of Gold (1999) 115 copies
Ruby's Falling Leaves (2007) 113 copies
Benjamin and Tulip (1656) 111 copies
Max's Bunny Business (1900) 110 copies
Waiting for the Evening Star (1993) 110 copies
Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book (2010) 108 copies
Bingo! (Bunny Reads Back) (1999) 106 copies
McDuff Goes to School (2001) 99 copies
Max's Halloween (2004) 96 copies
The Gulps (2007) 94 copies
Max's Birthday (1985) 93 copies
Max's Valentine (2003) 89 copies
The House in the Mail (1999) 86 copies
The Man in the Woods (1667) 85 copies
Goodnight Max (2000) 79 copies
Good Night, Fred (1981) 79 copies
Love Waves (2011) 75 copies
Stella's Starliner (2014) 74 copies
The McDuff Stories (2000) 73 copies
The Language of Doves (1711) 72 copies
Hand in Hand (2016) 72 copies
Time-Out for Sophie (2013) 67 copies
Ivy Takes Care (2013) 66 copies
Yoko Learns to Read (2012) 66 copies
A Lion for Lewis (1984) 66 copies
Following Grandfather (2012) 62 copies
Doris's Dinosaur (2001) 59 copies
Peabody (1863) 55 copies
Don't spill it again, James (1977) 54 copies
Max Drives Away (2003) 53 copies
Yoko's Show-and-Tell (2011) 52 copies
Felix and the Worrier (2003) 50 copies
Noisy Nora...and More Stories of Mischief [1994 film] (2008) — Original book — 46 copies
Play With Max and Ruby (2002) 44 copies
Ruby's Rainy Day (2004) 44 copies
Felix Stands Tall (2015) 43 copies
Max and Ruby's Snowy Day (2004) 41 copies
Ruby's Tea for Two (2003) 40 copies
Leave Well Enough Alone (1977) 40 copies
The Fisherman and His Wife (1998) 38 copies
Sophie's Terrible Twos (2014) 37 copies
Use Your Words, Sophie (2015) 37 copies
Say Hello, Sophie (2017) 36 copies
Beach Day! (Max and Ruby) (2011) 35 copies
The Little Lame Prince (1990) 32 copies
Lucy Comes to Stay (1994) 31 copies
Ruby Scores a Goal (2009) 31 copies
The Welcome Chair (2021) 27 copies
Ruby's Party (Max and Ruby) (2011) 27 copies
Practice Make Perfect (2002) 27 copies
Ten Kisses for Sophie! (2016) 26 copies
Fiona's Little Lie (2016) 26 copies
Max's Christmas Stocking (2003) 22 copies
Max Takes the Train (2007) 21 copies
Abdul (1975) 21 copies
Max's Bug (Max and Ruby) (2017) 19 copies
Max's Lunch (Max and Ruby) (2017) 19 copies
Kit & Kaboodle (2018) 19 copies
Fiona's Little Accident (2018) 18 copies
Sleep, My Bunny (2018) 16 copies
Sandbox (Baby Max and Ruby) (1874) 15 copies
Little Bunny, Big Germs (2022) 14 copies
Love (Baby Max and Ruby) (2009) 14 copies
Felix Eats Up (2019) 14 copies
You Can Do It, Noisy Nora! (2020) 13 copies
Sophie's Halloween Disguise (2018) 12 copies
None of the Above (1974) 10 copies
Fireman Max (2007) 8 copies
My Very First 100 Words (2022) 8 copies
Ruby Writes a Story (2007) 8 copies
Timothy's Class Trip (2002) 7 copies
Ruby Riding Hood (2008) 6 copies
Ruby's tea party (2010) 6 copies
If You Believe In Me (2022) 4 copies
Fred's Red Hat 4 copies
Max's music (2008) 3 copies
Miranda's Pilgrims (1970) 2 copies
Ruby's Skating Day (2007) 2 copies
Martha's Birthday (1970) 1 copy
Mcduff Shows the Way (1995) 1 copy
Unfortunately Harriet (1972) 1 copy

Associated Works

Charlotte's Web (1952) — Illustrator, some editions — 36,060 copies
Stuart Little (1945) — Illustrator, some editions — 14,817 copies
The Christmas Mystery (1992) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,177 copies
My Very First Mother Goose (1996) — Illustrator — 835 copies
Here Comes Mother Goose (1999) — Illustrator — 368 copies
Emmett's Pig (1959) — Illustrator — 270 copies
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contributor — 135 copies
I Love You! A Bushel & A Peck (2004) — Illustrator — 132 copies
Getting to Know You!: Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites (2002) — Illustrator — 69 copies
It's Fun To Be Five (2000) — Contributor — 36 copies
One, Two, Three, Mother Goose (2016) — Illustrator, some editions — 17 copies
A hot thirsty day (Ready-to-read) (1971) — Illustrator — 15 copies
My Mother Goose Library (2000) — Illustrator — 10 copies
W. S. Gilbert's a Song to Sing, O! (1969) — Illustrator — 6 copies

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hcs_admin | 5 other reviews | Jan 12, 2024 |
:) For those kids that constantly want their mom's phone, this one has some lift-the-flap Carrot phone action where they use the map feature to navigate around the hotel.
 
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sloth852 | 1 other review | Jan 11, 2024 |
This would be a great baby shower gift. I like the message at the end for new parents: "From day one, you are your child's first teacher. Talk! Play! Read! Give praise and encouragement. Share quiet moments every day of the year."
 
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LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
A sweet book about a girl who's perfectly happy to live in a trailer home until some meanies call it a "tin can" and make her feel ashamed. Luckily, she meets some sweet kids who think her home is cool and that lifts her spirits.
 
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